When I was down in Texas this year I was able to capture some House Finches. I didn't know what they were but did get some help in identification. Now that I know I can look at this great little bird and spot them right away. Here are group in the trees along Fishcreek's little stream.
The males are quite showy and stand out in the branches.
There were several males trying to impress the ladies. If you click on this one you can see two males and two females.